Yes, it was smallpox, I remember it too.
Later we had typhoid fever that started in Aberdeen and was traced back to an infected tin of corned beef!
Between these too, there was a polio epidemic, at least in Scotland.
None of these needed a lockdown, as vaccines were available for smallpox and polio, and you couldn't start school in Scotland unless you had been vaccinated against smallpox, so it was only children under five that had to be vaccinated quickly.
I can't remember the precautions taken against typhoid, but I have a vague feeling there were travel restrictions in and around Aberdeen. Anyone remember more clearly than I?
As a child it would have annoyed me not to be able to go to school, but otherwise a lockdown wouldn't have bothered me at all.
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